1 Sievert Water Leaking From Fukushima As Full Body Radiation Checks Begin Across Prefecture

Tyler Durden's picture

The story that the world forgot, and that everyone wishes could just be buried under a 10 foot lead plate, not only refuses to go away but is getting worse by the day. The latest news from Fukushima is that the highly radioactive water has started leaking from Reactor #2, into a trench which is located just 180 feet away from the sea, prompting more fears that the most radioactive water recorded to date would soon seep into the ocean. The Telegraph reports: "The water seeping into a trench outside the Number two reactor at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan had a radiation level of more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour." To be expected, here's captain "all is fine" aka TEPCO, to remind us that this is perfectly normal and 1 sievert water is no cause for concern: "we do not believe it is leaking into the ocean. We are now working out where the cause of the leak is and finding ways to remove the water as soon as possible." Luckily, nobody believes the lies out of Japan anymore: "Speculation surrounding the extent to which the radiation may be leaking into the Pacific Ocean was also mounting after tests last weekend found nearby seawater contaminated 1,850 above legal limits." Too bad they still believe the lies out of the US government. And while this recent development is happening, people in Fukushima have finally started getting full body radiation screens from the prefecture.. a move that is about 3 months overdue.

Daily Yomiuri reports: "Fukushima Prefecture began checking the internal radiation dose levels of selected residents Monday, the first step in its plan to examine the health of all its 2 million residents amid the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. About 28,000 residents of Namiemachi, Iitatemura and the Yamakiya district of Kawamatacho were to receive the initial checks." Naturally, this is all to make sure that the motor plant workers will be in pristine shape as Japan ramps up production for its car plants to fill "unprecedented record demand"... if one believes the lies emanating every day from the other side of the Pacific. (ignore record GM channel stuffing facts please).

From the Telegraph:

The discovery of the contaminated trench came one day after officials evacuated the turbine building of the Number 2 reactor when puddles of water inside were found to contain 1,000 millisieverts per hour of radioactivity – 100,000 times the normal level.

A temporary meltdown inside the core of the Number 2 reactor was possibly the cause of the building's contaminated water, according to Yukio Edano, the chief government spokesman.

"The radiation seems to have come from the fuel rods that were partially melted down and came into contact with the water used to cool the reactor," he said.

Two nuclear plant workers suffered burns last week after stepping in toxic water but were released on Monday from a specialist radiation medical unit.

Some more lies:

However, nuclear experts said that any radiation leaking into the ocean would most likely pose little threat as it would swiftly dissipate.

"In terms of radiation leaking into the sea, this would be diluted very quickly and there would be no particular risk to fish for example, " Yoshiaki Oka, a professor at Tokyo's Waseda University, told The Telegraph.

And some actual truth:

Confusion and unease have been growing in Japan surrounding the nuclear situation due to a string of conflicting reports, alleged safety blunders and miscalculated figures.

What confusion/unease? All the busy Japanese population wants is to get back to making car parts so the US can pretend its GDP grew at 4% in Q4.

And some worse news:

All of Namiemachi was designated as part of the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the plant, while Iitatemura and the Yamakiya district of Kawamatacho were designated as planned evacuation areas. People in planned evacuation areas were asked to leave by the end of May.

Ten men and women, aged from 31 to 67, visited the National Institute for Radiological Sciences in Chiba on Monday. They were examined with a whole body counter (WBC) to check internal radiation levels throughout their bodies, and received urine checks in the afternoon.

A total of 120 people, chosen randomly from the three municipalities, will receive such examinations. Based on the institute's findings, the prefectural government plans to establish simple methods to check dosages of internal radiation, a Fukushima prefectural official said.

Most of the remaining residents of the three municipalities will be checked through statistical estimations using questionnaires.

They will be asked what they did and where they went, for instance, after March 11, and based on their responses, the prefecture will estimate the amounts of radiation suspected to have accumulated inside their bodies.

Well, it is always better to estimate than to know for sure.

We eagerly await to see GM's June car sales number to see what the level of dealer stuffing at the once bankrupt-always bankrupt car company will be, just so we can easily debunk more BS from the lemming goon squad.

This is what GM's month end dealer inventory looked like recently:

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

If someone is wearing a suspiciously firm adult diaper during the screenings will they be considered a hazardous waste dump and immediately buried at sea with Osama? And will they be made to remove the diaper before burial?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Wait......this isn't a TSA operation so all incontinent Japanese citizens should be OK for now. Unless they are radiated that is.

macholatte's picture

If someone is wearing a suspiciously firm adult diaper during the screenings will they be considered a hazardous waste dump......

oh the irony.....

Pissing Radioactive Urine

gmrpeabody's picture

Must have been a drive-by junking.

Fukushima Sam's picture

"More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday"

This is internal radiation!  These people are fucked!  Or should I say "Fukued"!

Cdad's picture

Does this mean that the Japanese automobile renaissance is not on?

Aristarchan's picture

Three millisieverts internal is small-time stuff. Hell, you get around 13 - 60 millisieverts a year (depending on where the tobacco was grown) from smoking 30 cigarrettes a day. You can get 3 millisieverts from background smoke if you work in a  bar in japan.

Harlequin001's picture

and only a couple hundred from drinking the ice in your Martini...

Fukushima Sam's picture

Typically these readings are per hour.  At least that is what my geiger counter measures in.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Click on photo for video from today where physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses concerns with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the wildfires threatening it now.

Kaku said around 20,000 to 30,000 barrels of plutonium contaminated waste is stored at the lab. That waste includes everything from gloves to fuel rods, according to Kaku. 


“Plutonium is one of the most toxic particles known to science. A particle you can’t even see lodged in your lungs could cause lung cancer,” Kaku said. “What we’re worried about is what happens when the fires go right into these buildings and perhaps pop open some of these 55-gallon drums.”


metastar's picture

We can just dump seaxxx river water onto the fires.

Harlequin001's picture

well all the helicopters that dropped water somewhere near Fukushima were designed for this job.

Let's hope they're better shots this time...

fuu's picture

Between Los Alamos and Ft Calhoun things are not looking good on the home nuke front.

augie's picture

I just bought a Geiger counter last night. Feeling a little less psychotic now. 

fuu's picture

Nice. I should get one of those considering my city is bracketed by 2 plants. One just got approval for another 20 years.


We do get free Iodide pills though.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Yeah.......but only when they say you need them.

gangland's picture

add NJ to that list?

"Salem 2 nuclear plant is under "hot-shutdown" mode and under investigation after a cooling pump failure caused it to close Monday according to Associated Press."



and read this on calhoun:




trav7777's picture

Everyone will be expecting me to say don't panic, stop the hysteria and all that....but if Los Alamos catches on fire, yes, definitely panic.

Pack your bugout ranch up and carry it somewhere else.

majia's picture

which way do you think the wind will blow Trav?

XenoFrog's picture

If a big complex of concrete/brick buildings without any groundcover or trees around them catch fire, we should definitely panic.

Cdad's picture

Ah Fukushima.  Remember Fukushima?

max2205's picture

Oh, but, there's a shitload of people who believe everthing is just peachy

trav7777's picture

What's a sievert or two between friends?

Aristarchan's picture

I told my wife that sleeping with her in the same bed was dosing me at about .02 millisieverts a year....which I don't need. She suggested that having any form of sex with me was pretty much an internal injection of radioactive effluvia that could be minimized by a 1/2" thick polyethylene rubber. I am not sure if this is a health concern with her, or some kinky attempt to resize me.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I wouldn't worry until she starts talking about having sex with you and her peeps. Then I might start asking some questions. Until then just go with the flow.

Aristarchan's picture

Flow. You just don't give up do ya.......All my spermatazoa wear shades, but they swim like hippos.

Ying-Yang's picture

I all depends... CD... it all depends.

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Let em push you around's picture

I want to hear 5 minutes of Obama speech describing the different variations of "firmness as regards adult diapers and TSA screenings.  Replete with reflective, academic pauses and occasional hand gestures.

hugovanderbubble's picture

My best wishes for Japanese population , Honestly they are a great example of order and calm vs adversity.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I would agree if they had orderly filed out of the building, but they have failed to exit, and they wallow in radioactive filth.

Fukushima Sam's picture

They seem to be a great example of sheeple waiting in line to be slaughtered.

DriveByLurker's picture

Thanks; that helps to put things in perspective.   In this instance, it helps us to see that 1 sievert/hour is no worse than getting 200,000 chest x-rays an hour, or a full abdomen CT scan every 20 seconds for an hour.

AnAnonymous's picture

Depends on your  health insurance. Big bills...

aint no fortunate son's picture

But, but its not in the news anymore. It must have been fixed!

pazmaker's picture

oredr and calm?...or do you mean trust and obey?  It appears to me this "order and Calm" is what will be their doom.

nodoctor's picture


Where did/do you get the 584K number? Ward's Automotive Reports claims 565K.

max2205's picture

When do those cars really go on a fire sale or will they just go to the next BK creditors?

Hephasteus's picture

They won't go anywhere. Cars have Electronic Control Modules. You know fancy little cpu's that run the fuel injection system and pulse width modulate the brakes and all kinds of fancy stuff. Well those cpu's die in radiation. By january 2012 a new car under warranty will require a boat load of fixing and your car will die from probability wacking it out while driving it. Planes and trains will fall out of the sky, run off the tracks and crash and burn. And military forget about it.

What did I say a couple months ago.? If you rely on nuclear power and cpu's to be a badass then you can forget about it before long. Hell by october you'll be able to sink a battleship or aircraft carrier with a row boat and fully charged makita drill. But you won't here the real reasons for quite some time on the MSM. It'll be a "gremlins" did it response.

Cdad's picture

Shit Tyler,

The BlowHorn just reminded me of the obvious catalyst directly ahead for all those channel stuffed GM cars that have been piling up for months.

Transformers 3!

Now I am probably going to have to eat crow for calling on Doug Kass to finally reverse his call on getting long GM shares.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

May I suggest you serve that cold crow with some grapes of wrath for a hearty evening snack? You need to be ready for tomorrow's Greek vote.

gmrpeabody's picture

Ah yes, crow.., a dish best served cold.

That is crow..., isn't it?

Cdad's picture

I hear you, brother Cog,

And I am feeling dissonance.  Transformers 3 movie, the dissolution of the Euro, Transformers, EU dominoes.  Can't quite figure it out.

Then again, without Megan Fox's firmness stretched out over a Camaro big block, maybe my Transformer theory is off the  mark.

But with everyone flipping from end of the world bearish to snorting bull [at the top of an incredibly over extended two day S&P move], and Microsoft shares moving as if they were a bio tech company that just cured Cancer, who could know anything, really?


Buck Johnson's picture

She was fired (Megan Fox) from the Transformer dark side of the moon for saying that Bay the director was Hitler.  Spielberg wanted her gone and she's gone, good luck in hollywood.

Cdad's picture

Yeah, but do you see the firmness?

Thanks, brother Cog.

trav7777's picture

The Greece vote is about as irrelevant as the Transformers Movie...whether or not the Greeks vote for self-destruction is immaterial; it's coming anyway.

They've spent more than they produced...if the banksters take a haircut, it won't matter; austerity this way comes nonetheless